With all this excitement, we still have to keep ourselves grounded in the thought that dual core isn’t here yet; it’s still as much as two months away. For AMD, as we’ve known all along, the wait is going to be a bit longer on the desktop. The workstation and server markets will be serviced by AMD first, and we will have a look at workstation/server dual core performance as soon as AMD launches those parts. It’s looking like, at least on the desktop, if you want dual core at a reasonable price point, your only option will be Intel. But the prospect of more affordable dual core chips out of AMD in 2006 is quite exciting as well.
Anandtech Looks into Dual Core: Part II
In this second installment from Anand, he is looking at the less expensive 2.8 GHz dual core Pentium D processor.